Melania Trump drew heavy controversy when she wore a green jacket painted with the words 'I really don't care, do you?' during a trip to a migrant child detention centre.
During the June trip, the message was criticised by many for being insensitive, and at the time Donald Trump called the message 'Fake News Media.'
Her communications chief said it was 'just a jacket,' but people continued to question her choice of dress at her visit to the New Hope Children's shelter in McAllen Texas, on the 21 June.
The centre housed 55 children - some of whom were separated from parents as part of her husband's policy towards illegal immigration.
It turns out that isn't quite the case. The First Lady was sending a message with her fashion choice.
During an interview with ABC News released on Saturday, she attempted to set the record straight.
"It's obvious I didn't wear the jacket for the children, I wore the jacket to go on the plane and get off the plane," she began.
It was for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticising me. I want to show them I don't care. You could criticise whatever you want to say. But it will not stop me to do what I feel is right.
I often asking myself, if I had not worn that jacket, if I will have so much media coverage. I would prefer they would focus on what I do and on my initiatives than what I wear.
People aren't impressed by her admission
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